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DENT.- April 27, at the residence of his son-in-law, Chamberlain Settlement, Charles Dent; aged eighty-two. At peace.
Dent, Charles, Farmer, Charing Cross. Mr. Dent was born at Nettleton, Lincolnshire, England, in 1827, and educated at a private school. He worked for his father till reaching the age of fourteen, when he left home to work for others. For about thirty-four years he was engaged in ploughing and other farm work in Lincolnshire, and in 1875 he sailed for New Zealand. His ship, the "Duke of Edinburgh," put in to Lyttelton, where he and other passengers were transferred to a small coastal steamer, which conveyed them to Timaru. He remained there only a month, and then removed to Arowhenua, where he farmed till 1880. In that year he took up land at Charing Cross, a few miles from his present holding, and farmed it for about three years, but removed in 1883 to his present property. Mr. Dent's farm consists of two sections of 416 and 200 acres respectively, and he devotes himself chiefly to sheepfarming and agriculture. He was married, in 1851, to Miss Eliza Caunt, of Switderly, Lincolnshire, England, and has a surviving family of two sons and three daughters. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District] Author: Cyclopedia Company Limited Publication details: The Cyclopedia Company, Limited, 1903, Christchurch